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Biden admin to start offering free at-home Covid tests on January 19

Asked if the government could respond to the request as soon as the website goes live, the senior administration official said the Biden administration is confident “we can meet all of our deadlines and get them through.” to all Americans who want it.”

“We expect the first tests to be completed at the end of this month, with the remaining tests to be completed over the next 60 days,” said Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Preparedness and Response Dawn O. ‘Connell, at the Senate HELP Committee on a Tuesday. pandemic response hearing.

Data: Nearly three million Covid-19 test results are logged daily, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. But public health experts warn that number does not include the millions of unreported home test results, which are not frequently shared with public health departments.

A White House spokesperson told POLITICO that the federal government will not be implementing new systems for Americans to report results of free home tests distributed outside of existing reporting structures.

And after: The Biden administration announced this week that it is working to procure an additional 500 million home tests, with the goal of bringing the total purchased to one billion.


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